Pre-Workout Supplements for Athletes

As a strength coach, it is my job to know about supplements and the effects they can have on training. Personally, I am not a huge fan of most supplement companies. Many of these companies promise ridiculous claims and have no science behind any of their products.

Why Most Pre Workout Supplements SUCK

When it comes to pre-workout supplementation, I do not recommend NO Explode or any products similar to it. For one, they have way too many ingredients in them. Out of the 100 ingredients, maybe only a handful of them actually work. The rest are just fillers used to mask the horrible taste of l-leucine and other ingredients.

My second issue with most pre-workout supplements is that they do not tell you how many mg or grams of a certain ingredient you are getting. Instead, they will often say “Anabolic proprietary blend 41,542mg” and then go on to list all the ingredients within that blend without telling you how much of each ingredient you are getting.

What Pre-Workout Supplement Should you use?

Advocare Muscle Fuel-A powerful blend of 28 vitamins,minerals, botanicals and other energy-producing intermediates. For more information on Advocare Muscle Fuel, please watch the video below.

Why I Recommend Advocare Muscle Fuel

1. States exactly how much of every ingredient is present within each serving

2. It is endorsed for FREE by 100’s of MLB, NFL and world class athletes including Drew Brees, Jason Witten, Brad Hawpe, Thomas Jones and Michael Redd to name a few.

3. It is used in the majority of NFL locker rooms.

4. Back by Informed Choice which test for over 200 banned substances.

Please note that I would never recommended a product that I haven’t used myself. Also remember that supplements are supposed to be used in conjunction with your nutrition.

For more information on how to order Advocare Muscle Fuel, please send me an email at or drop a comment below.

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Leave A Reply (4 comments so far)

  • Great post. And I agree! Most supplements do suck. Basically placebos that somehow may work for some people. I will say this though all supplements do effect different peoples bodies differently.

    Muscle Fuel happens to work for me really well also. I would say each individual has to experiment with what works for them. Something also is keep notes or a journal of your exercises and also of your supplement use. This was you can always refer back to those really effective days.

    Keep up the good work!


  • Harold

    Are there any other pre-workout supplements that I could use if I were in the MLB? I have Cellucor C4 Extreme (went for it because i got a discount) and started checking out the ingredients and I question it’s legality in MLB. If this is not legal could you provide a list of some others that are legal. (Preferably that i can purchase at GNC since this is where my discount is but obviously I am open to other recommendations.)

  • Carlos Seth Chavez

    Hello I am a senior at my high school in Texas and need to know what I could take to replace jack3d, it is a pre workout supplement that I think works very well for me. Sadly it is on the NCAA banned substance list because it contains caffeine and 1, 3 dimethylamylamine which can show up on a drug test. But my junior year it didn’t show up. So what would you recommend I love it cause it gives me the energy, focus, and desire to workout. Please help ASAP

  • Mikey Bav

    C4 is my persona favorite! It’s pretty cheap on amazon as well